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Childhood behaviours

Childhood anxieties and fears

Passing anxieties and fears in children are normal. Find out out some anxiety causes, anxiety symptoms in children and when you should seek help.

Childhood phobias

Find out more about childhood phobias, what you can do to overcome your child's fears and when you may need to consult a professional for your child's...

Childhood sexuality

Find out what is considered to be normal behaviour in regards to masturbation, sexual curiosity, sex play, imitation and fantasy and when to seek prof...

Discipline strategies

Finding the best strategy for disciplining your toddler can take time. Learn more about the do's and don'ts here.

Encouraging good behaviour

You can encourage more positive behaviour in your toddler by being specific and clear in your praise and your approach to discipline.

Imaginary friends

Young children can have active imaginations and may invent an imaginary friend. It is nothing to worry about – it can help your child develop social s...

Self-esteem in children

Learn ways to help build your child's self-esteem so they grow into happy, confident and well-adjusted teenagers.

Temper tantrums

Find out more about the causes of tantrums, how to avoid tantrums, how to respond to a tantrum and when to seek professional help for your toddler.

Toddlers and lies

Toddlers might lie or fib for a variety for reasons. Learn why your toddler may lie and how you encourage honesty.

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